an exploration in design for the future.
In 2017, the House of SSTEW3 was founded by Leonard Stewart, Jr. This luxury label is softening fashion's blow on our environment through fashion design. With fashion being among the top ten most polluting industries in the world, SSTEW3 accepts the challenge to stop pollution in fashion. SSTEW3 is a theoretical chemical formula (hence the use of the SS₃ logo) that breaks down garments into their original fabric form to create new garments alongside producing new clothing using plant-based products that can be recycled or biodegrade after its use has run out.
Mr. Stewart is a St. Louis native who is heavily influenced by art, film, hip-hop, and innovation which is noticeable in his work. As a graduate from Cornell College earning a Bachelor's in Business Administration and taking online courses with Parsons School of Design for fashion industry essentials, Mr. Stewart is a creative entrepreneur who is pushing the House of SSTEW3 towards success while changing the world. From SSTEW3 selling out various shows and collections, being featured on the sales floor of Neiman Marcus in St. Louis, to cosigns from influencers in the fashion & hip-hop industry, Mr. Stewart is on a mission to sustain SSTEW3 as a global fashion house by saving the environment.